TECHCET: Material development will enable new battery technologies and advancements in battery performance. If a new battery technology can reduce or eliminate the need for Cobalt that would alleviate concerns with conflict minerals. Of course, a substantial reduction in Cobalt demand for batteries would reduce the likelihood of new Cobalt mining sources outside of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cement maker promises to speed up EV battery charge times
Japan’s Taiheiyo Cement would eliminate pricey, controversial cobalt
MEGUMI IWANO, Nikkei staff writer
February 19, 2021 03:51 JST
TOKYO — Can a technology used to make cement set faster also do the same for recharging electric-vehicle batteries? A Japanese company thinks so. Taiheiyo Cement will branch out into materials for lithium-ion batteries with a product that can eliminate the need for expensive cobalt…